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EXCERPTS Considering Canadians are not given transportation vouchers and told to build their own streets, the manner in which child care in this country is ...

Excerpts:Public financing is best directed to not-for-profit child-care systems, which are superior to commercial child care models. Yet, the Frontier Cent ...

EXCERPTS Public financing is best directed to not-for-profit child-care systems, which are superior to commercial child care models. Yet, the Frontier Cent ...

EXCERPTS Based on the best available evidence, it's clear that child care should not be a for-profit industry. The evidence shows that child-care systems s ...

EXCERPTS It was first proposed in 1970 - a program that would provide affordable daycare across the country. It was promised when Brian Mulroney and the Co ...

EXCERPTS I used to work in a business that created and sold things. The catch-all word "widget" fits well, so we'll use that. We sold widgets. Some of the ...

EXCERPTS Myth No.1: There is a shortage of day-care spaces in Alberta. Myth No. 2: Letting the market decide is always the best policy. Ask the Liberals ...

EXCERPTS Daycare advocates slammed the federal Conservatives yesterday, saying a new ministerial advisory committee on child care is unnecessary and biased ...

EXCERPTS All children, even upper and middle-class children, learn and develop significantly better when they are cared for in high-quality, non-profit, re ...

EXCERPTS There are more than 1 million preschoolers in Canada whose mothers work outside the home. Do we know what's happening to these kids while their mo ...

EXCERPTS On the precipice of major change, Canada's day-care system is an industry in transition. But even with the injection of $5 billion in new federal ...

EXCERPTS Social Development Minister Ken Dryden says for-profit child care centres that meet federal standards will be eligible for public funds. His comme ...

EXCERPTS Child care is poised to take a giant step forward to become Canada's next social program. Federal Social Development Minister Ken Dryden compares ...

EXCERPTS On Feb. 11, Social Development Minister Ken Dryden is set to meet his provincial/territorial counterparts in Vancouver to sign an agreement for a ...

EXCERPTS A dirty little fight is festering within the child care community and some activists fear it could impede the Martin government's promise to pursu ...

EXCERPTS To build a new national child care program "for the kids", we need to lay a strong, public foundation. Unfortunately, some opponents of public chi ...

EXCERPTS The City of Toronto and the Ontario government are being urged to stop the private sector from taking on a greater role in the daycare system. A r ...

EXCERPTS Queen's Park should impose a short-term moratorium on new child-care licences to prevent a multinational corporation from gobbling up centres acro ...

EXCERPTS Susan Elson thought the childcare meeting with Australians in Canada had odd moments. "They did not have business cards. They did not have brochur ...

Despite the protestations of the McGuinty government, there's nothing preventing the province from taking steps to keep new, for-profit, big-box child-care ...

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